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Nov 6, 2013 12:00am PST
-winning singer al jarreau. he has used his exceptional ground. find common we are glad you joined us. a conversation with al jarreau coming up. ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. hiss: al jarreau earned first grammy. he stays on to her. -- on tour. you are never in town long enough for a conversation. debuted, al jarreau was our guest on the first night. it is all because of you that i am here. have nothing to going on. i just love talking to you. >> i just mentioned tavis is a friend of al jarreau. tavis: i want to hear some al jarreau. let's take a clip of al jarreau on to her. -- on tour. ♪ [portuguese singing] i still don't know if have it, but you've still got it. >> you definitely have it. you, tavissaying to for president. wish it uponif i you these days. trying to shut the government down, i don't want no part in that. you are always on the road. you are always in some strange part of the world. you're not tired of all this traveling? >> that part of everyday. everyday is thanks giving for me. i still have an audience, and they
WHUT
Nov 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
makes us different from anyone in the world, you said we have a .humbprint on our throat your voice is distinctive in the world, and you have to give some volume to your voice. that was the most deeply philosophical thing i have heard. anyone who hears your voice in the middle of the night knows that is tavis smiley. they would know your voice .ecause of the textures >> you discovered this when you were five years old, but how did you become proficient. did you become so versatile in so many different genres? >> it's all listening and exposure. that's why it's so important to expose your kids do many different things. i can sing some poll codes. don't get me started. lkas.me po don't get me started. i'm proud of that. i watched elvis restfully become. -- elvis presley become. become.d chuck berry i listened to doo-wop before it was called doo-wop. ♪ i did that in the airport. we took victors and started singing in an international airport. photos and started singing in an international airport. >> you were singing a cappella? >> our families go back to this little school in huntsv
PBS
Nov 22, 2013 12:00am PST
twelve tribes of hattie," was a national bestseller. we are glad you have joined us. those conversations are coming up right now. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: it has been estimated that over 40,000 books have been written about resident john f. kennedy. two of the most respected come from presidential historian robert dallek who has been called by "the new york times" kennedy's leading biographer. his latest book is "camelot's ."urt on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of john f. kennedy, robert dallek joins us tonight from washington. good to have you on this program, sir. thanks for your time. >> a pleasure to be with you. over 40,000later, books, and still we are fascinated by the life and times of john f. kennedy. why so? >> yes, it's really a bit amazing, isn't it? you know, i think part of it has to do with the fact that he was assassinated, and he's frozen in our minds at the age of 46, so young, vibrant, witty, charming. we still capture him on the tapes from his press conferences that we hav
PBS
Nov 29, 2013 12:00am PST
-- regime with his music. we are glad you have joined us. a conversation and performance from jonathan butler coming up tonight. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. grammy nominee jonathan butler has always used music to bring people together, performing first in his native south africa during the height of apartheid, and a move to the u.k. began his international career. his last cd is called "merry you."mas to i'm pleased to say in just a few minutes, i will stop talking. he is going to perform not one, but two songs from the new project, "oh, holy night" and "little drummer boy." always an honor to have you on the set. >> always good to see you. tavis: have you been to south africa lately? >> tavis, i have been home so much. it has been incredible. i have hosted safaris. i take americans to see my country. i enlighten them about south africa. i launched my foundation, jonathan butler foundation, while i was out there. it has been a crazy time of traveling. tavis: the work of the foundation is focused on what specifically? >> is focu
WHUT
Nov 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
, writing for us, and writing for us like i have never been written for, and it is a very compelling story. you talk about how complex life is. watching this story and tell me it is not complex. lisagay into this situation, and the sisters. tell me about the relationship early on of these two sisters. >> fontayne, yolanda ross played by the brilliant yolanda ross, she and i are best friends, and we are younger coming from two different backgrounds. she is very gregarious, outspoken, sexy, and i think my character is a little bit more theysh and quiet, and yet, were very close friends, and as andy said, they could go for sisters. their lives separated drastically, and i think that is what is wonderful about john's writing. he really gives a story that you do not get to see artistically, so one of the issues he is dealing with is incarceration. what is it for a black woman to fall on hard times, perhaps drug addiction, perhaps getting involved in things that are illegal, and then be in the system and get out of the system fontayne, and that is what happens to fontayne. she is a parolee
WETA
Nov 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
admission of the use of crack cocaine despite the fact the toronto police were conducting surveillance on its own mayor. tenuous relationship with the truth was becoming too apparent and today he decided to set the record straight. >> i have smoked crack cocaine. am i an addict? no. i tried it, probably about a year ago. wase have been times when i in a drunken stupor. that is why i want to see the tape. >> what started as comedy turn did sendand may yet into tragedy. rob ford appeared before the media once again fighting back tears, apologizing for his action that made no mention of resigning. >> i sincerely, sincerely, sincerely apologize. >> the mayor has yet to be charged with a crime and says he will be running for reelection next year. news,willis, bbc washington. >> rob portman says it was a difficult day for him. i think it was a difficult day for the people of toronto. rebels have admitted defeat. it ends a bloody this -- has killedthat thousands. revolutionary surrendered after congolese forces, backed by the united nations, recaptured strongholds in the east of the country.
PBS
Nov 9, 2013 12:00am PST
has now written about those callednces in a new book "wild tales." we are glad you have joined us. a conversation with graham nash coming up right now. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. cofounder of crosby stills and nash, graham nash has been at the forefront of rock music. he has written a few more experiences, good and bad. quick reminder of how great those harmonies are. singinga clip of them "wooden ships." ♪ ♪ tavis: i guess one would expect a book written by a rock 'n roll star to have the obligatory chapters about sex and drugs. to be sure, that exists in the book. i expect in conversations that get to that.y will i will leave it to the other show host to dig that up. i don't know if we have the front and the back cover. contemporary graham nash. there is a fascinating and heartbreaking story in this book about how you got introduced to the camera. your father turned you onto the camera and found himself imprisoned because of a camera and it had a profound impact on your life. tell me more about the camera story. >> he was a poo
WHUT
Nov 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
my boy, they told us he is going to struggle. in kindergarten. now he is in the engineering program at u. my daughter is a high school student at community college. she homeschooled until she was 17. it has really paid off for us. they have a firm foundation. take me back and tell me how you started getting so proficient. >> i started out as an oboe player. i went to berkeley high school in berkeley, california. i went off to college. you know, i wanted to play r&b, rhythm and blues. you are not going to do that on the oboe. sax.tched over to lots of good tenors, but nobody played bari. i learned to play the baritone sax, self-taught. i was ready to go, i met emilio at the pleasant county fair. 4 weekend, 1968. not just being proficient, but a lot of soul. where did that come from? it is one thing to make the switch to the instrument. that is not just practice. berkeley is a very integrated town. i was fortunate. i hired the musical training to be a good musician. trained and found the doctor. soul music in the bay area, it the most popular disc jockey in the bay area. tavis: this a
WHUT
Nov 1, 2013 7:00pm EDT
wallace. stay with us. tavis: here is a fascinating statistic. children laugh on average 400 times a day. adults only laugh 13 times a day. comedian george wallace has done his best to ratchet up the adult laughter portion. he has so many credits in his career. if we listed them all, we would be here all night. he is putting down what he has learned about comedy and laughter getting through difficult times in a new book called "laugh it off." >> that is the proper way to spell laugh. did you pronounce it right? i think you did. to spell when you get the word out. the most important thing is laugh. it is a different way of looking at life. laughter is healing. laughter is comforting and you need to laugh no matter the situation. angelesned to me in los . if people cut you off on the freeway. you are on a big hurry to get up there and give them the finger. confront them. let them go and laugh it off. tavis: some things aren't funny, george. >> you should make everything funny. even jokes about death. losing a loved one. think about one of your parents. think about the good times and it wil
WETA
Nov 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
a communist country. pakistan said, if you give us conventional weapons, we will not make nuclear weapons. in case of the extremists and terrorist groups, pakistan's's vision has been, this is blowback from the war against the soviets we fought together. >> when prime minister sharif comes to washington, as he did a couple weeks ago, and says the relationship is back on track -- to what extent is that true? to what extent might it no longer be true? >> i think the prime minister should have said, we are talking again. the question is, will united states or pakistan get out of the delusional approach that they have in their relationship, and actually talk straight and say, this is where our national interest is, this is what we expect from you, and this is what you should expect from us. look at the drone issue. the stated position and the real drone are so far apart. pakistan has identified targets to be hit by drones. there needs to be a gap between the stated and the real positions that each side has. >> thank you for coming in. a lot of demonstrations and a lot of difficult rel
WHUT
Nov 14, 2013 8:00am EST
the strongest country in the world bar none. no one can stand up to us. tavis: what do you make of the high hopes that you and others had for this president on this and other issues? let's just stay with the spying and the drones in the torture. -- and the torture. >> i am really surprised. i really believed in obama. i believed in transparent government policies and none of that has transpired. on the contrary, he is a better manager of the empire than bush ever was. it is wrong. he is a constitutional s cholar. bush made a fatal flaw. we were attacked by terrorists. instead of hunting down those people through intelligence, informers, through the usual process is by which the entire by whichow processes the entire world uses, he waged war and he said that you're either with us or against us and he divided the world right than. he made six countries suspect. essentially, the united states government makes us, the citizens of our own country and citizens abroad, suspects. we are all suspects. it is not just for terrorists. because i'm not a terrorist and you are not a terrorist. bu
WETA
Nov 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
has helped to fuel revolutions and bring us the latest from lady gaga, saw it stocks soar. can they keep the momentum going? twitter takes flight on the new york stock exchange. top tweeters including patrick stewart taking part in the social media phenomenon. one of twitter's founders on the floor of the exchange. the share price soars. simple tool. yet, people have done so many amazing things with it. team has spent the last few weeks of playing to investors why a company which is yet to make a profit will be a great bed. 26 with thisin tweet from one of the founders. than 230 million users ranging from the president celebrating election victory to celebrities like justin bieber telling his followers that of brazil has been incredible. twitter even treated the details of its own share sale but now it has to prove that it is serious business. decided that despite its lack of profits, twitter was worth around $81 billion. a much bigger and profitable social network, facebook, is worth nearly $117 billion. is valued at $160 billion. the u.s. continues to generate .uge web businesses
PBS
Nov 30, 2013 12:00am PST
. they used to do that a lot in the old days. it always cracked me up. >> call and response? >> yeah, that's right. the guys in back go, we love all. ♪ ♪ [laughter] says: i said a moment ago, it ain't so, but as it turns out, this has been a pretty good run for a series that come if you looked at it on paper a few years ago, given the katrina evenue, it might not have gotten off the ground, let alone lasted this long. >> it is one of those things that you realize that come in a disaster, the greatest thing that you have is the will of the people. a lot of times, people saw katrina is just an event that dealt with not people's hearts but social issues and the politics of the time. the thing that we wanted to tap for was the culture, that one thing, the thing that was so clear, in spite of everything, the will of the people was going to be what brought it back. it was going to be brought back 12 at a time -- back in 12 at a time. people, as albert murray said in all of his great novels and books. that is what we wanted to do. to have the four years that we have had on hbo has been
WETA
Nov 14, 2013 12:00am EST
theaters. we are glad you joined us for a conversation with oliver stone coming up right now. ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: oscar-winning writer, producer and director oliver stone has never shied away from controversy from his screenplay for "midnight express" which won him the first of his three boards. he tackles one of the most controversial stories in america. "jfk was quote has been re- released on blu-ray and in select theaters. realized kennedy was so dangerous to the establishment. is that why? >> that is a real question, isn't it? why? the how and the who is just scenery for the public. -- it keeps, cuba asking theng from most important question. why was kennedy killed? who benefited? who has the power to cover it up? tavis: welcome back, first of all. is there anything about what you 1991 with "jfk" that you have rethought, the regret, that you would do differently? >> i looked at it a few days ago and i feel it is a strong film, especially on the evidence base is, the autopsy, -- on the evidence, the ballistics, the auto
PBS
Nov 16, 2013 12:00am PST
your co- were glad you could join us. with stanleyn crouch, coming up. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: just great charlie harker's reef but brilliant live comes to full focus in this important tome by cultural critic and jazz historian stanley crouch titled "kansas city lightning, the life and times of charlie parker." stanley crouch joins us now from new york. first, a look at the great charlie parker in concert, from 1951. >> they say music speaks louder than words. ♪ tavis: stanley, i'm glad to have you on. that missed our by asking why, given his huge impact, that so little has been written about charlie parker? >> a lot of what has been written is basically what they call urban legends these days. which means exaggerations and fraud. tavis: why exaggeration and fraud about charlie parker? see, he provides for the average reader a lot of andhÉs about black people jazz musicians, about drugs, and people tend to gravitate towards those things. book, itarted the actually realized through my mother and father, both of who gre
WHUT
Nov 15, 2013 8:00am EST
i can listen to myself now, make fun of myself, i need to work on that or the us. i like the fact that i am my worst ready, but i don't beat myself down. i am my worst critic because i need to be able to fix and get better so i can be the best me that i can be. it doesn't bother me anymore, it used to bother me. now i am like, gosh, i've got to fix that. god has blessed me with that now, to be able to go to the next level that i need to get to if i'm going to still be around. emotion in that note, so you are good on that. as long as you don't mind it, they are not going to mind it. tavis: >> if you were right now to hear "real love, go what do you hear about your voice now that you did not hear then. >> i hear that i was a baby. that, gosh, i was real talented. i had something. whatever it is, it wasn't always the right note. a lot of it was off key and even flat, but there is something god benefit my generation , or what he gave me that people.my people are like, that is all right, mary. i always appreciate your transparency and your honesty. fans,ll the rest of your i appreciate
WETA
Oct 31, 2013 10:30pm EDT
rest of the world. anyway, the government forces social democracy and liberalism on us all. did you help jannek langås kill himself? i just need to be left. i just need to get on with things in my own way. lennart: i'm afraid that's not going to happen. why did you come out to see me, anna? i was... about what jannek did. yeah, and you were upset, and you wanted to talk to me. talk to us now. talk to us, anna. stay here. kurt? she's failed to report a crime. she's harbored a criminal. she possibly assisted him. we can charge her. look, she's a victim in all of this. look, i don't think we're going to get anywhere by keeping her here. why don't we let her go? wallander: why don't we watch her? why don't we watch the house? i'm sure that she'll lead us to the others. (shuts off engine) you spoke about your dad when you came out to me the other night. i don't need to know about my dad. i think your father was a very misguided man. stop it. you're not honoring him by living like this. what do you believe in? do you actually believe in anything? linda's pregnant. "your grandchildren are
PBS
Nov 28, 2013 12:00am PST
months. we are glad you joined us. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. ♪ tavis: shemekia copeland comes by her blues credentials honestly. recordinge honor of back in 2000. her latest cd is called "33 1/ " ." before we close this program, she will be performing a song. good to have you on this program. >> thank you for having me. tavis: it's good to see you. i love the lyrics on this track. you think of certain blues singers. you think of women blues singers, and you think, that no good man did me wrong. he is living -- leaving me. i love that. there is a story. >> i am tired of songs about love. love for me. i want to talk about politics and religion and domestic violence. makes me sick contemporary because it is relevant to the times now. that's what i want to talk about. tavis: how do you do that without being preachy? how do you make it sound good? very goodwith songwriters who get the point across, bending without breaking i don't want to be preachy. go back to some of my father's music, which is amazing. it is still relevant. it's amazing. h
PBS
Nov 12, 2013 12:00am PST
you could join us for our conversation with edward james olmos and lisagay hamilton coming up right now. ♪ by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ films thatpendent deal with complex human interaction can often get lost in the push for big-budget movies around here, and one film that i hope does not get lost in the mix is from to time oscar nominated director, john sayles starring edward james olmos and lisagay hamilton about a mother's search for her son in tijuana. and we start with a clip from "go for sisters." >> so? >> i want him back, and if there is anyway, i do not want him to go to jail. juan.s you must still have friends on the local fours. >> no. that is a federal staying. the voice is on the tapes. taking money. you have to be careful who you do favors for. >> sergeant? >> i had to resign. >> i have money. i had such a wonderful conversation on my radio show, ay, and i said we have to talk about this, and i do not normally do that on both mediums, and it was such a powerful story that i thought i would do it. since you are one of the
PBS
Nov 2, 2013 12:00am PDT
subject areas. >> math and science, we can use some mathematicians. clearly in my children. my wife homeschools. we got them into music and immediately, all of their subjects got better. unfortunately, it means everything and one of the first things to go as the music program. -- is the music program. tavis: why did you choose to homeschool? >> we are church people. we are believers. we wanted to make sure that our .hildren were specially guided you don't get that in schools. good at it.ery i don't think it is for everybody. if you are not good, you can hire other people to help you do it. my boy, they told us he is going to struggle. in kindergarten. now he is in the engineering program at asu. my daughter is a high school student at community college. she homeschooled until she was 17. it has really paid off for us. they have a firm foundation. take me back and tell me how you started getting so proficient. >> i started out as an oboe player. i went to berkeley high school in berkeley, california. i went off to college. you know, i wanted to play r&b, rhythm and blues. you are not
PBS
Nov 20, 2013 12:00am PST
roundly. he is about to make his broadway debut in mozart's "the magic flute." we are glad you joined us. an interview with lawrence brownlee coming up right now. ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. -- lawrence brownlee possesses one of those rare opera voices. he sings in one of those difficult high registers that you lose so many people. soughtne of the most after singers. he has a cd out that pays tribute to his gospel roots. he first started singing in church. the cd is called spiritual sketches. let's take a look at his performance at the metropolitan opera house in new york city. ♪ ♪ tavis: oh, my. you're sounding good, brother. you're sounding good. i don't get the chance to welcome often not only an amazing artist but one who also went to a great school. i get a chance to be in this moment for just a second with an indiana graduate and a fellow fraternity brother. this fraternity is all about achievement, and you have done that. >> i consider myself blessed. it was great to have gone to indiana. enjoying my life right now. >> i ju
PBS
Nov 19, 2013 12:00am PST
celebrate and we appreciate and we are grateful to your mother for, at the very least, giving us you, which was a significant contribution. i am just curious. write about your mama for a second, tell us what it is that you would like for us to know, that we would have loved about your mother. >> mommy was a dreamer. she was short. i have an on who is 5'4". tavis: i know you are not calling anyone short. did you just say your mother was short? that was funny for me. [laughter] ok, that is short. player, soa tennis she had a lot of upper body strength. , ining up, as she did segregation, she played tennis. person,she was the last but gibson was the first person to come out of that and go on to play. mommy was a mother by that time. there still are not many mothers in tennis. she also had a beautiful voice and she sang in the glee club. only two i were the people in the family who could not play the piano and pretty much for the same reason. ran mother taught everyone how to play the piano. i absolutely adored, had a bad habit of wanting to hit me. she hit the wrong no. -- note. i thought i wa
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Nov 5, 2013 8:00am EST
us to do. >> definitely i think it is the hardest work we are called upon to try and i cannot do it myself. tents,a difficult, overactive mind to my and i am scared and i have been bullied and i have a four-year-old boy and of it 24 euros i am not going to heal my difficult mind that was raised by a culture that says, these e., white men with money are infinitely more valuable and a woman is about eight and a little boy 12. i have needed intervention. i have needed to cry out in the name of god, i am a mess. i cannot forgive. you go from clenched and judgmental. i have to look in america. if i have a problem, i have to look in the mirror. i do not mean to make this into a political discussion because it is about our humanity and the human condition. since bush and cheney, there has been -- the far right has worshiped such a tribal god, and they have said that almost everybody but them is doomed and not welcome. not part of the great shalom, not part of one family. jesus says we are one family. some days are going to be harder than others. it has been this tribal god where you felt l
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Nov 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
to us as musicians. we had to start laughing in the middle of the song because it was silly how these voices came together instantly to create something much bigger than themselves. you could not have written a book without talking about joni mitchell, the relationship that you had. >> i had met joni a couple of months earlier, and we made a vow to each other that we would see each other if we could. i flew from london to los angeles to be with joni. at dinnerstephen were that night. they just finished reversing into part harmony. really, a great song. had my harmony down and i had my recognition of that body language, how they are breathing and moving. that made the thing that made us laugh so deeply. i had to leave the band that i started. i had to do some drastic thinking. it was big enough for me to move my entire life. tavis: it was big enough for you to move your entire life and you acknowledge that you did not have the courage to tell the band that graham nash was no longer part of the band. little guilty not having had the courage to tell them to their face. a lot of it was du
WETA
Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm EDT
changed. >> does it show how useful drones wrecks are for the u.s. and why the president will not give them up? >> i think at shows if coordinated and targeted and calibrated at the right pace, they are useful, but they are not a sustainable tool for the long-term. >> thank you so much for joining us. back in the u.s., a security officer has been killed by a los angelese the international airport, one of the world's busiest hubs. several others were wounded and travel plans of several thousands across the globe are in chaos tonight. the gun man, armed with a semiautomatic rifle, opened fire inside the terminal. he was shot by the police before being taken into custody. johnny diamond has this report. sunny of nowhere on a morning at los angeles airport, gunshots. police, fire, and amulets vehicle swarmed the terminal buildings. one of the injured was taken to safety and treatment. airport, the police perched, weapons drawn, searching for gunmen. it was inside the airport's third terminal that a man pulled out a semi automatic rifle and started firing towards passengers lining up t
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Nov 13, 2013 7:00pm EST
back in may for a couple of weeks every year. he used to play the holidays and new year's eve and come back in may. i am flattered and honored to have had that gave all this time. tavis: what is it specifically about the writing of sammy kohn that turns you on as an artist? >> he said that he wrote words that sang. there is something to that. it is poetry, but it is poetry that sings. my friend burt bacharach, we are l david, two. ha bert would always tell me how the words hit the notes that he was writing. i do know. there's just some talent that these guys had, that they know how to write, rhyme and roll it emotionalke great sense, but they hit the melodies. it is not like writing poetry. , you know,ng is married to the music. tavis: let me ask you an impossible question, a strange question. do you think that, if you live -- we were talking earlier about how long you're going to -- or how many years you have to catch up to bobby short at the carlyle -- if you live to be 900 something years old, do you think that the songwriting could future, match up to what is in the past? >> i
WETA
Nov 7, 2013 12:00am EST
conversation with "dilbert" creator scott adams. stay with us. "dilbert" is without question one of the most successful syndicated comic strips. it is appearing in 70 countries and 25 languages. says yourt creator learn more from failure than success. he has written a new book with the title "how to fail at almost ."erything and still win big good to have you. why this book and why now? >> i noticed 80% of the world has never met a famous or successful person. a lot of people have no mentors or role models. even if they know somebody they don't watch them go to work. i think the failures are more than successes. -- instructive than successes. give me one example of what you mean by your own personal failure. failure, --out my >> without my failure "dilbert" would not have existed. i tried to be a computer programmer. topent two years trying write games. it turns out i'm not a good programmer. i am working on an internet startup on the side, and all these things become knowledge you end up using somehow. they were beyond interesting. they are in some ways counter intuitive. bs argue
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Nov 23, 2013 12:00am PST
. the latest is called lucky numbers. we are glad you joined us. a conversation as well as a performance from dave stewart, all coming up right now. ♪ >> by contributions to your pbs station, from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ you >> dave stewart is always producing, writing, and performing. he became one of the most acclaimed and best-selling duos in all of you music history. he has been releasing solo projects. his latest was taking inspiration from blues and country as well as rocks. -- rock. it is called "lucky numbers." we will hear a cut from that played later in the program. you back on the set. have you been good? >> i have een auto -- >> i have been naughty. >> i will come to the music in a second. a birdie told me you are about to start a bank. >> yes. >> and did artists get into banking? >> finance in about four weeks ago so not until then. at the keynote speech. it is a global community bank for creative. looking at the other end of the telescope. everyone is trying to fix the music industry or the downloading of music and combs. the cat is out of the bag and
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Nov 8, 2013 12:00am PST
us. coming up, right now. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: nia long was one of the reasons the best man was a huge hit in 1999. working years later, the sequel is finally here. it reunites all the actors from the first film. timehis sequel, the long- friends a strange for nearly 15 years come together for a long holiday weekend where they discover how easy it is for rivalries and romances to be reignited. ooh. take a look at the clip from "best man holiday." >> i have to do they'll on dinner tonight. lex i get it. you could have called or e- mailed. it you could have sent the text. >> the damnedest thing. and none of my devices were working so i figured i should deliver the messages myself. i changed my flight so i can come to you -- come with you. if it is important to you, it is important to me. >> do you want me to wait outside? >> don't worry about it, i have to go anyway. i will talk to you later. i will see you this weekend. >> i hope so. to ski in vermont with my devices. >> i hate you so much. >> was that you kissing a whi
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Nov 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
about -- proud of kerry washington with scandal. all of us were seen for that show. pregnant know i was until two weeks later. that would not have worked out well for me. it was her moment and she is doing an amazing job. me, did yousaid to audition for that? those are my fans that absolutely love me. to walk aroundnt being that angry black chick that is upset somebody else got a job. tavis: how do you go about making choices? "alfie." was instructive, informative, and insightful about the way you view your career. every actor wants to break through that ceiling. >> white actors, too. that: everybody wants moment that is going to take them to the next level. not that you're doing bad and you have been around a long time and are still working. navigate, daily, hoping and praying for that moment when by your own admission you are going to break through. >> that is an internal thing. i am not waiting for the world to validate that. i have grown as a woman, as a partner, as an artist. i don't feel like i am lacking in any way. i wishwhole and full and i had a different answer. but that
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Nov 27, 2013 12:00am PST
: i'm a game show host." ♪ we are glad you joined us. >> the california endowment. health happens in neighborhoods. learn more. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ as the aids pandemic enters its third decade, it is no longer what it once was. we are told it is still relatively significant, in african-american communities. confronting this everyday is what he does. to see you. it is always good to see you. i am tired of having this conversation if you know what i mean. you have been living with hiv for how many years now? >> ernie for years. -- 34 years. >> that's amazing. ?hat do you make of it >> i have lots of work to do. thatgetting time to get done. a lot of it is early i got involved. i kept up to date on the latest information. i have great doctors. to health care. don't?for those who >> there are countless folks who are not here. my rolodex is filled with people who didn't make it. there is no reason i should be still getting these calls. how has this gone from being a gay white male disease to being a black disease? never a gayit
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Nov 5, 2013 12:00am PST
insight and with humor. we are glad you have joined us. a conversation with the always wonderful anne lamott emmy up right now. -- coming up right now. ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: they are the big questions that confront all of us. how to find meaning in chaos, how to start over in the face of devastating loss. how to cope with suffering. lamott began writing "stitiches" following the newtown connecticut shootings. good to have you on this program. >> give me your state of mind after those shootings. stunned, i was speechless. i felt i did not understand how we would go on from there because what i teach my children , they are loved and chosen and safe. i would say who is wearing a black suit with a lewd tie with white stripes? ok, you are loved and chosen. you are safe. how can you tell children after -- that after 20 of their fears have been slaughtered by someone who have -- has one of the 3 million guns in this country. i thought it would show up and tell them i am 59 and the light still shines in the darkness and not on
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Nov 26, 2013 12:00am PST
-glad you have joined us. stephensation with bochco, coming up after this. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: there have been only a handful of series that can legitimately late claim to changing that television landscape for the better. three of them came from producer stephen bochco. now the 10 time emmy winner is about to return to tv with the new series called "murder in the first", which follows a single case where the entire season. at least i'm stealing for myself. i referenced that some critics have called to the father of tb second golden era. thatder if you are aware easily, because on the one hand, you put a lot of good stuff out there. on the other hand, you pushed the envelope a little bit. about this feel bad process that you started, of pushing us to the edge of what network television can and will do? >> not at all. i don't think network television really has changed that much, in terms of what you can or can't do. i had always thought that in my really -- nypd blue would open those doors. while i think that it created
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Nov 21, 2013 12:00am PST
joined the cast of "boardwalked series empire." we are glad you joined us. a conversation with jeffrey wright coming up right now. ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. wright'sffrey distinguished career includes a tony award-winning role in "angels in america." earlier this year he joined the cast of hbo's "boardwalk empire" playing a harlem-based gangster. he is starring with jennifer lawrence in the second hunger games. the movie opens this weekend. you know? >> a shimmering. you see it. >> it's like glass. >> look around you, all the holograms and lights. >> because the force field is taking up too much energy. glad to have you back on. your talent is immense. you are so versatile. how did you enter "the hunger games." >> i was asked. director, a brilliant director francis lawrence and i had come close to working together on another of his movies he wanted me to be a part of. he circled back to me on this. he said, take a look at the script. i would love to have you be a part of this. like many parents i was a little perplexed by the firs
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